The Wildcat Weekly
Volume 1 Issue 38
June 17, 2022
Calendar of Events
Friday, June 17 Early Dismissal: Last Day of School
Tuesday, July 5 Summer Programs begin; Family Night in the Library 4pm-7pm
Wednesday, Aug 3 Family Night in the Library 4pm-7pm
Tuesday, Sept 6 First Day of School!!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we say our final goodbyes before the end of the school year, I wanted to thank all of
you for making this year such a successful one, and for supporting me as I joined this extraordinary community.
We have so much to celebrate as a school,
-from our motivated, energized students to our strong ties to our local community;
-from our dedicated, hard-working, and passionate faculty to our beautifully renovated school;
-and from our high-achieving aspirations to our efforts in being kind to one another.
I do not know what more we could ask for in a school!
Thank you for trusting us to educate your children each and every day. Our staff cares tremendously about all of your children, and it makes us proud to see the progress they’ve made this year.
Thank you to the entire PiE Executive Board and all of the event chairs and volunteers that have helped make this year a memorable one for your children. Your contributions to our school are so appreciated and never taken for granted.
Thank you to our extremely supportive Board of Education for volunteering countless hours towards making a difference in our students' experiences here at DTS.
I wish everyone a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer together with your children. Read
with them, play games with them, and encourage them to go outside and explore!
Have a wonderful and healthy summer everyone!
Last Day of School!
Flag Day Celebration
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is starting to make it difficult to walk into the foyer of the building!
If your child has lost something throughout the year, please come by and pick it up!
We will soon be donating everything that has not been claimed.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Family Night in the Library
Mrs. Kirchberger will again be hosting DTS families in the Library during the summer. Bring the whole family to the library to read some books and take part in some hands-on activities.
July 5 4pm-7pm
Aug 3 4pm-7pm
22-23 District Calendar
The Learning Garden
Thanks to the Kindergarten Daisy Troop, the Learning Garden now has three new garden beds for visitors and students to enjoy! The Pollinator Garden Bed contains a variety of milkweeds and flowing plants that will attract and support a variety of pollinators that are essential to a healthy ecosystem. The Sensory Garden Bed will grow into a lovely display of plants varying in leaf and flower texture, scent and color. An Edible Garden Bed now contains peppers, tomatoes, basil, kale and rosemary for visitors (human and animal) to enjoy.
We encourage everyone to visit the garden to observe their plants as they grow and bloom this summer!
Speaking of summer…just like us, our plants (especially the young ones) need to stay hydrated to avoid withering in the heat. If you would like to help us maintain our wonderful outdoor learning space by volunteering to water plants and do light tidying please signup using the following link:
Many hands make for light work and help ensure that The Learning Garden remains a safe and attractive place at our school. Video instructions and reminders will be provided to those who signup to help.
United Way Tools for School
June is Pride Month
Click the picture below for a list of books to read this month.
PiE (Partners in Education) is an all-volunteer, community organization that supports enrichment opportunities for school age residents in the community of Delaware Township. Check out our website to learn more to get involved (www.dtspie.com)
Penny War Winners Announced
Thank you all for continuing the Penny Wars this Spring! PiE will be providing an ice cream treat to the winning homerooms in the elementary and middle schools. To determine the winning homerooms, the buckets were weighed. The winners (along with the top 3) are:
First place - Ms. Fanelli - 8,806 grams
Second place - Mrs. Ferrante - 1,556 grams
Third place - Mrs. Ferry - 707 grams
First place - Mr. Chojnowski - 4,021 grams
Second place - Mrs. Bennett - 2,047 grams
Third place - Ms. Hardy - 1,105 grams
PiE Volunteer Thank You 2021-2022
PiE thanks all of its volunteers during this school year. It truly takes a village to make all these activities occur and would not be possible without the time and dedication from our community. Thank you for carving out the time to support our students. We’ve tried to capture a list of all our volunteers from this year; please accept our apology and sincere thanks if your name is not listed below.
Nicole Bivona, Olena Brophy, Erin Buchanan, Katie Cortina, Mark Deneka, Lucy Fisher, Kyla Glassner, Jennifer Griffith, Ken Hartdorn, Jenn Holden, Liz Hermoso, Kristina Jepsen, Stephanie Joyce, Marla Knappe, Kathy Klink, Julie Luster-Roell, Dan Noon, Cathy Pouria, Debra Reed, Diana Rumage, Cindy Russo, Nicolle Schuster, Tiffany Simone, Lauren Soltis, Jes Stahl, Megan Sweet, Joanne Vieth, Ann Weinhoffer, Kim Weisel, & Jake Weisel
Julie Luster-Roell, Dawn MacDonald, & Jes Stahl
Jamie Clarke, Melanie Gates, Paula Hall, Jenna Haxton & Alexis Kaelin
Cindie Abbate, Julie Botero, Cara Cerullo, Katherine Cortina, Jean Domurat, Kyla Glassner, Maegan Harrington, Liz Hermoso, Jenn Holden, Debra Lubitz, Kelly McGovern, Diana Rumage, Heather Segal, Tiffany Simone, Kristen Schlesier, Courtney Sootkoos & Sarah Waverka
Teachers that read at Family Night: Nicole Bivona, Kathy Ferry, Moira GaNun, & Sherry Marlatt
Erin Buchanan, Jenn Holden, Debra Lubitz, Julie Luster-Roell, Cindy Russo, & Christina Sulewski
Brendan Burns, Ken Hartdorn, Patrick Miller, Dan Noon, Bill Roell, Mario Russo, Lauren Soltis, Jes Stahl, & BJ Sulewski
Shauna Alvarez, Erin Buchanan, Melanie Gates, Kyla Glassner, Patricia Hamill, Amanda Haven-Zengel, Tiffany Heater, Liz Hermoso, Jenn Holden, Diana Rumage, and Heather Schlesier
Alexandra Aiello, Kim Barna, Erin Buchanan, Jamie Clarke, Melanie Gates, Andrea Gurba, Danielle Hartdorn, Jenna Haxton, Kristin Iturbides, Debra Lubitz, Ginny Lucas, Julie Luster-Roell, Dawn MacDonald, Kelly McGovern, Betsy Rickenbrode, Jessica Roethel, Nicole Roeves, Cindy Russo, Tiffany Simone, Courtney Sootkoos, Jes Stahl, Christina Sulewski, Melissa Swingle, & Lisa Wance
Jamie Clarke, Jessica Roethel, & Diana Rumage
Paint Party Night
Tiffany Heater, Laura Hornby, John Kararski, Cindy Russo, & Jes Stahl
Roller Skating Nights
Jenna Haxton, Julie Luster-Roell, & Nicolle Schuster
ShopRite Gift Cards
Spring Plant Sale
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Kyla Glassner & Dawn MacDonald
Lena Brophy, Katie Corina, & Tiffany Simone
You Take the Cake
Maegan Harrington & Diana Rumage
Shauna Alvarez, Lily Angelico, Kim Barna, Olena Brophy, Rebecca Burns, Michelle Caffrey, Mary Cane, Marie-Laure Chemin, Jamie Clarke, Katie Cortina, Abby Crowe, Emy Drew, Marion Fusi, Stacy Grady, Andi, Gurba, Paula Hall, Victoria Hardy, Danielle HartDorn, Vanessa Hartz, Liz Hermoso, Kathy Hoffman, Laura Hornby, Kristina Jepsen, Debra Lubitz, Julie Luster-Roell, Courtney Marion, Becky Mazzei, Marie Miguel, Cathy Pouria, Melissa Prowker, Christine Rivera, Diana Rumage, Heather Schlesier, Tiffany Simone, Jes Stahl, Christina Sulewski, Linda Tettemer, Jenna Vecchione, Lisa Wance, Sarah Waverka, Kim Weisel, & Jess Yarrow
Want to volunteer next year? Or suggestion something new, please consider filling out our PiE Volunteer Form using the following code or reach out to email@example.com:
PiE Sponsor Thank You 2021-2022
Our programming would not be possible without the sponsors who commit each year. Please consider supporting their businesses just as they support our children and school!
We would like to thank everyone for their support of DTS this year and wish all students, staff and families a wonderful summer!
Congratulations to our 8th grade class and best of luck in high school. We are so proud of you!
Best wishes to Cynthia Weil, Marilyn Blair and Lisa Bennett as they begin retirement.
As always we welcome input and participation in our meetings and are looking forward to a successful ‘22-23 school year!
What's Happening Around Town?
Please see the message below regarding firearm safety.
If you would like a trigger lock, please contact the Delaware Township Police Department.
Want to know what's going on at the High School? Click here to go to the parents' resource page on Hunterdon Central's website
Delaware Township Rec Commission
Great Crate Race
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